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ADHD Coaching

I provide ADHD coaching services in Santa Monica and the West Los Angeles area for people in all seasons of life, from young children to retirement age. I help people face, understand, and manage life's challenges and situations. I offer services both locally and long distance, meeting with clients through face-to-face sessions, telephone calls, and video.

School-Aged Children
College Students
Young Adults
Mature Adults

ADD/ADHD

Providing support, building structures, and implementing new strategies for success in all projects.

Learning Differences

Adapting traditional methods to meet your learning strengths.

Emotional Obstacles

Bringing self-awareness and expanding resilience.

Life Overload

Helping you reorganize in meaningful and efficient ways.

Life Transitions

Guiding you from high school to college, from college to work life. Redefining your life purpose during divorce, empty-nest syndrome, and retirement.

Creative, Outside-the-Box Thinking

Helping you define and implement ideas and goals. Communicating your creativity to "traditional" thinkers.

Parents of Young Children

  • Homework. Developing effective strategies to help you avoid "homework wars” between you and your child.
  • Managing Educators. Helping you learn how to partner with educators to best support your child.
  • Spousal Conflict. Equipping you to work with your spouse to develop strategies to address your child's challenges.
  • Routines. Establishing consistent routines to support your child’s home and school success.
  • Communication. Enhancing communication between you and your child. Improving your understanding of your child's needs.
  • Responsibility. Enabling you to encourage your child's sense of responsibility and accountability for his/her personal success.

ADHD Symptoms

I provide ADHD coaching services in Santa Monica and the West Los Angeles area for people in all seasons of life, from young children to retirement age. I help people face, understand, and manage life's challenges and situations. I offer services both locally and long distance, meeting with clients through face-to-face sessions, telephone calls, and video.

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Do you need help with one or more of the following?

How would you rate yourself or your child?

Organizing tasks and materials
  • Challenged to create a working filing system to contain information?
  • Bits and pieces of paper everywhere?

(A) No problem

(B) Some problem

(C) Big problem

Procrastination
  • Avoiding tasks of low interest though they are necessary to reach your goal?

(A) No problem

(B) Some problem

(C) Big problem

Time Management
  • Do you miss deadlines, set unrealistic ones?
  • Are you late for work, school or appointments, other dates?

(A) No problem

(B) Some problem

(C) Big problem

Planning
  • Is your energy for tasks inconsistent so that you start strong and lose interest?
  • Do you have many unfinished projects?
  • Are the tasks requiring sustained attention particularly difficult to complete?

(A) No problem

(B) Some problem

(C) Big problem

Lack of Focus
  • Are you easily distracted and unable to stick with one task until completion?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed by too many ideas and things to do?

(A) No problem

(B) Some problem

(C) Big problem

Initiation, Follow-Through, and Completion of Tasks
  • Is your energy for tasks inconsistent so that you start strong and lose interest?
  • Do you have many unfinished projects?
  • Are the tasks requiring sustained attention particularly difficult to complete?

(A) No problem

(B) Some problem

(C) Big problem

Memory
  • Are you unable to hold on to the big picture so that your actions support your goals?

(A) No problem

(B) Some problem

(C) Big problem

Motivation
  • Do you lose interest and the ability to work on projects that were exciting a short time ago?

(A) No problem

(B) Some problem

(C) Big problem

Succeeding in School
  • Does your child have or need an IEP, a 504-plan, classroom accommodations or modifications to the curriculum in order to learn?
  • Do you need help communicating with teachers, counselors and/or administrators?

(A) No problem

(B) Some problem

(C) Big problem

Managing Emotions
  • Do emotions such as frustration, anger, worry and disappointment get in the way of your ability to function and remain on course?

(A) No problem

(B) Some problem

(C) Big problem

Sleep
  • Is your sleep inconsistent, too little or too much?

(A) No problem

(B) Some problem

(C) Big problem

Communication
  • Do you have a hard time getting your thoughts, feelings, needs or experiences understood by others

(A) No problem

(B) Some problem

(C) Big problem

Relationships
  • Do you struggle to feel connected and supported by others?
  • Do you experience consistent loneliness?

(A) No problem

(B) Some problem

(C) Big problem

Barbara Lipscomb Coaching